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>> thousands gathered at the funeral of two firefighters. the families of lute vincent perez and firefighter anthony valerio. ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> it was a solemn memorial and the celebration of their lives at st. mary's cathedral. >> there are no words to describe the pain we feel. there is no words to do justice to the sacrifice made. >> that sacrifice was made by the firefighters lieutenant vincent perez and anthony valerio. it was standing room only at st. mary's. the cathedral was filled with hundreds of men and women in uniform from all over the country. they described the men as dedicated to their jobs and
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saving lives. on the outside vince seemed pretty different. he was more reserved and serious at least until you got to know him. tony more outgoing and humorous. but both shared an unrelenting tenacity and an unwillingness to give up on things in which they believed. the. >> the oakland police sergeant, alex perez, praised his brother's camaraderie avissing last week. the love that i felt by my brother vincent in that fire was was overwhelming. i knew right then, no question my brother went to battle with the best of the best. i wouldn't have had him with anyone else. >> we gathered at the on the division and on the overdose team so we could get in concerts for free. [laughter] >> he shared his thoughts.
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>> we love you and though our lives will never be quite as fun, you will live together in -- live for ever in all of our hearts. >> when all was said and gone, the last bell sounded for the fallen men. their caskets were draped in flags. hundreds of firefighters lined up to accompany them to the fire trucks that would carry them to the cemetery. the fire trucks and engines formed a mile-long procession through the city. >> 120 firefighters have died in the line of duty over the past ten years, half of those in northern california and most of those in the greater bay area. >> abc7 news. >> every san francisco firefighterrer who wanted to attend the service was able to because of the kindness of their colleagues from all over the area. crews from as far way way from napa, vallejo and san jose volunteered to fill the gaps and provide fire protection. they learned about our unique layout.
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san francisco, the buildings are right on top of each other, they are wooden, they are like tender boxes. we have the woods, the wind. if we doan attack the fire immediately on the inside of the building we not only lose that building, but we might lose the whole block. >> they got their first test when a fire erupted inside a church in the ocean view district. they responded quickly and extinguished the flames. no problem. if you missed the service we have had posted on our website and you can also leave your comments on our facebook page. >> police conduct add large search yesterday for missing nursing student michelle le. police said they covered a wide area based on the evidence recovered during the investigation. a 35 member team used search dogs and forensic investigators, but no body was found. le was last seen 15 days ago. investigators say they will continue to work on leads and analyze evidence over this
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weekend. former bart police officer , johanness mehserle, is ordered to be released from jail monday by order of the judge who sentenced him. the group stop killer cops protested and community groups in oakland plan also to protest this weekend. judge robert perry ruled that monday will be the midpoint of mehserle's two year sentence for involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 shooting death of bart passenger as score grant. he is entitled to one day credit for each day served, including the time served before posting bail, effectively completing a two year sentence monday. the grant family wanted to see mehserle convicted of murder for what happened on that night. the mayor said she doesn't expect protests to turn violent. >> we aren't really expecting the kind of crowds we had in the
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past. but in the past there have been people from outside of town mostly that used this occasion for vandalism. we aren't expecting that again but should there be, we are prepared, we have police on call and overtime. >> looting and vandalism erupted during one of the protests in downtown oakland following the verdict in mehserle's trial. that was last july. an internal memo contradicted claims made by the alameda firefighters on why they didn't try to save a man who committed suicide in the san francisco bay. the man drown as firefighters stood by on memorial day. the firefighters said they couldn't go in because they had not been certified for water rescue as a result of of funding cuts by the city. but the contra costa times found a fire department memo saying funding had been approved in march of 2009. the fact that they let that lapse for 26 months is in conceivable,
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especially when it's in writing it is funded and they are to move forward to it. >> both the city and the fire department are refusing to comment while an eck ternal review is taking place. a large piece of scaffolding fell on to a car. take a look at this. nobody was hurt. but as you can see, police had to rope the area off and keep people far away from that scaffolding. firefighters joined construction workers to clean up the mess. an east bay mom who left her toddler in a car while she went shopping could face serious charges. the woman said she left a window cracked to open and just ran into the store for a couple minutes but a woman saw the boy in the car, couldn't get his attention, so show called 911. >> seems the toddler was okay. he was just taken to the hospital as a precaution. police questioned the mom but did not arrest her.
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it's up to the d. a. whether there will be charges pressed in that case. >> several people were hurt friday thursday night. katie hammer reports. >> now that the weather is heated up, so has the violence in san jose. >> some words were exchanged. it escalated into basically an all-out melee where bottles were thrown and knives produced and a number of people were stabbed and hit. >> the melee the chief is describing took place thursday evening in this mcdonald's parking lot after the concert in the park event. >> i think we had a lot of young people downtown, more than likely alcohol was involved that touched off an altercation. >> police are not saying whether the brawl was gang related but did say there was gaining -- gaining association. the fight was mostly between hispanic and african-american teens. several were injured, including two teens who suffered serious stab wounds.
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some people in the area today were oblivious to the overnight event. >> usually there's nothing but college kids in the area. there's the courthouse right there. that's kind of shocking. i never heard of that in the area before. >> employees at restaurants surrounding the mcdonald's did not want to go on camera but told us large groups often gather at that parking lot but said that event was unusual. >> so far the murder rate has exceeded last year's totals and with the police department facing cutbacks and the summer upon us, the police chief said he will keep his fingers crossed and continue good police work. so far in this case no arrests have been made. in san jose, katie hammer, abc7 news. coming up next, an emergency landing at san francisco international last night. the scare that forced this plane down. also a chemical used to make these styrofoam cups is added to a list of possible cancer go! go!
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500 years and now is linked to cancer. a doctor at mount sinai school of medicine in new york said he would advise pregnant women and small children to switch to glass and ceramic. >> as a pediatrician, i'm in the business of urging caution and i think this is a case where it's reasonable to urge caution even while the data is in complete. >> what does this mean for my coffee cup. should i stop drinking from styrofoam? the makers of styrofoam said the announcement is completely not justified by science. but the government says the study suggests. when new studies are complete, the government believes styrene will be listed as a human carcinogen. the doctors we talked to said, yes, avoid styrofoam cups. could hot drinks be more dangerous than cold in
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styrofoam? it is possible because the study has shown heat can cause more leaching of the chemicals in a drink. are there building materials i should change? the highest risk is for workers who manufacture the products. risk is much lower for people who live around them. so why is the government telling me this? the doctor again. >> it makes sense for people in their personal lives to minimize their exposure, even though we can't precisely quantify the risk that is associated with something like drinking a cup of coffee out of a styrofoam cup. so for now it's coffee with care. abc news, new york. >> play it safe with a reusable mug. i think all the green folks would agree with that. what's going on weather-wise? >> we have a lot of cloud cover so it will be a little cooler. you see the marine layer. it will get deeper and then burn back but not everywhere. and changes to the seven-day. a warmup is in store. that's all coming up. >> all right.
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look out at the uc berkeley campus. coming up next another costly victory for the giants. win in the bottom of the ninth but lose another starter. freddy sanchez down with an injury. larry beil with an update on his condition. and heading to the world series? maybe. coming up in sports.
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saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. >> 6:17. looking at a live picture of san jose. it's really a live picture. no motion there. looking for a car to prove to you it's a live shot. not going to get one. we have partly cloudy skies and temperatures up-close to 70 in san jose, says lisa. more on that in a minute. in fact right now. >> what do you think? >> let's do it now. >> okay. >> why wait after that buildup like that in we should do it now. >> yeah. >> eric: we will see partly cloudy skies. you touched on that. the marine layer is infiltrating the skies. 7 degrees cooler up way north and napa and south we are looking at a cooler start. in between we have some of that fog and temperatures in the
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40s and 50s out there. redwood city good morning. 46. 52 in free mont and 55 in san jose and antioch. i talked about the winds out of the west, sfo gusting to 35 miles an hour. half moon bay 25 mile-an-hour gusts. winds around hayward and up by the delta and concord, pretty breezy out there. good reason for it. we have a system that is going to enhance the low clouds and fog and the northwestly winds and west winds if you are spending anytime at our beaches. partly cloudy today. a little warmer tomorrow as this trough slides to the east of us. and we are talking a pretty big warmup tuesday through thursday of next week. so this morning we have the clouds but, you know, they are going to mix out fairly quickly. could be a few patches left over the san mateo coast. then we have the 50s from pacifica, ocean beach, san francisco just low 60s it
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and you have to head to the inland valleys to see the low 60 he is's. it's -- low 70s. and all in all, a cooler day around the bay. as a result, you know what that means, temperatures continuing to trend below normal. we have the flood watch of the mersid river and that's kind of in deficit in the southern sierra. snowmelt kicking up with the upper 60s there. breezy winds on the coast. back home 69 and sunny. nice day in santa clara. 71 campbell. the numbers range from the upper 50s to pacifica, 10 degrees warmer here and the hills there it's topping out around 70. low 60s should do it here. six degrees below average. 62 partly cloudy skies. in the north day upper 60s.
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santa rosa though 76 degrees and more mid-067s today with breezy winds from oakland to hayward today. nice day in newark at 65. you head inland and we will see more 70s, more low to mid-70 he is and up a toward antioch today and brentwood, how about 77. cool in monterey with 74 in gilroy. the warmup begins as soon as tomorrow with high temperatures in the upper 70s in our inland valleys. so that's a couple degrees warmer. not as much wind. look what happens monday. we're in the 80s and by tuesday, wednesday and thursday mid, upper 80s. we haven't seen warmth like that since last summer. >> wow. >> a little foggy at the coast early but it's going to be very nice out there. if you like it cool, still the coast will be cool. >> we really raced from it seemed like winter to summer. >> yeah. >> no tip of the cap to spring. lisa, thanks a lot. and we are joined live from new york to tell us what is coming up at 7:00 on "good morning america."
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good morning. i guess the story about congressman betweener is now turning toward a possible criminal investigation? >> that's right. the weiner stories continue to come out on a daily basis. good morning to you. the latest revelation of the scandal involving anthony weiner now police are investigating messages the congressman sent and received from a 17-year-old high school girl. this is days after he admitted having several cyber affairs. were the messages inappropriate? betweener is insisting they were not. the details coming up. then more than 24,000 pages. the save pail e-mails are released to the public, providing new incites into her battles at governor of adkins. what the messages tell us about paille before she hit the national spotlight. and another emotional day for case see anthony. the mother accused 6 murdering her daughter broke down as prosecutors described what happened to caylee's body before her body was found. we have that from inside the
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courtroom. and the first royal pageant as husband and wife and the duchess makes her first trip back to the balconies where they shared not one, but two historic kisses on their wedding day. and i guess the whole world can't get enough of them. >> i have to ask you real quick about a tweet we are reading from you this morning throwing coffee and wine on dan harris? were you treating him like a compost pile. >> coffee, wine, and ketchup, as well. these are some of the perks i have here at good morning america. and sometimes i get so aggravated with him i just throw everything we have on him and he has to go out and get a new shirt. no actually it's a segment we are doing on stain removers. and we put poor dan harris to the test. he's our guinea pig to see which stains come out better than others. >> look forward to seeing that. poor dan. >> good-bye. >> a settlement may number the work in the barry bonds perjury case. the san francisco legal
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newspaper "the recorder" said prosecutors approached his defense team asking about maybe making a deal. in april a jury convicted bonds of one count of obstructing justice for providing evasive answers to a federal grand jury. the same panel deadlocked on three personalry counts alleging bonds knowingly lied about using steroids the settlement would eleap lymph nate the need tore a second trial. they are back in court next week. in sports. the super regional against dallas baptist are. two wins in the best of three cerise is needed to advance to the college world series. and the giants had another at last win but also another injury. here's larry beil with this morning's sports. >> good morning, everybody. this is turning into a real season of pain for the giants. now add freddy sanchez to what seems like an ever-agreeing list of injuries. sanchez injured last night against the reds. on orange friday, oh baby.
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bundled up at at&t park. brian vogelsong gets jay swinging in the first. two runs. ryan hanigan ties sup with a single to score scott rolen. scary moment here, top of five, the diving stop and freddy sanchez appears to injure his light shoulder. in all kinds of pain. they call it a dislocated shoulder. he will be out for a while. miguel tejada in the fifth. his second double of the night. chris stew war scores remember tied at 2. and here a rocket ricochets off and right to crawford who phillips to second. that's an amazing play. hard to do that if you are trying. and schierholtz pinch-hitting. single to left. nate the great does it again. good night, game over drive home safely. giants with their ninth walk off win of the season 3-2. a's and white sox. graham godfrey in his major league debut. bottom of the first and paul konerko said welcome to the show, young man. two-run homer.
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and aves down 5-3. bases loaded. scott sizemore deep to left. off the wall clears the bases. 7-5, athletics. and after ten straight losses the a's comeback in dramatic fashion to win it, 7-5. college baseball super regional inaction. stanford, north carolina, best of three in the seventh unc up 1-0 and add to go the lead. baldwin, the two-run blast. and carolina takes game one of this series 5-2. marc jackson insists the warriors will make the playoffs next season and says he wants to keep montero take ellis. not trade him. jackson was introduced as the new warriors head coach. he has absolutely no coaching experience but the owner believes jackson learned enough in 17 years as a point guard that he was clearly the best man for this job. >> we aren't going to accept mediocrity.
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we aren't going to accept not getting it done on the floor. we will hold each other and this team to a different standards. we will be professionals and there will it will be a lot of fun. latch on to the back of the bandwagon because things be changing here in the bay area. >> we find starting right now who really wants to win and who was acting because the actors will be exposed. this is going to take a full-time commitment across the board. >> to the ice. vancouver hosting boston in the finals. canucks goalie roberto luongo was she would in two losses in boston. terrific this game. 31 saves for luongo. still scoreless. he shoots wide but the bounce off the endboards goes right to lapierre. he puts it in. right place right time. the canucks win and take the 3-2 series lead back to boston. mike shumann will be here with all the highlights. have a great weekend everybody.
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>> next, a political earthquake for california. a panel posed to demolish the
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>> california's political landscape may change dramatically. a voter-mandated panel created to level the election playing field released its first proposed changes yesterday. as abc7 caroline tyler reports the bay area doesn't escape their plans to redraw the maps. >> okay, we are going to the east san francisco district. >> in sacramento the panel charged with changing the state's election borders released its first maps
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detailing how to change the state's political landscape. back in 2008 voters created the california citizens redistricting commission. the independent 14-member panel has the task of rearranging the state's assembly, senate and congressional district with the hope of reducing political gridlock and putting an end to districts designed to favor one party over another. the new districts tend to be along geographic lines but take race into account, as well. >> i think if what the voters wanted was to completely change the landscape, in certain areas of the state it really changes the landscape, but not everywhere. >> political analyst, bruce cain. you get to southern california orange county, eastern los angeles county and san bernardino county there's tremendous changes and such that a lot of incumbents don't have a recognizable district anymore
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and they will have to run in completely new places. >> he said overall the political leanings won't change much because the boarders of districts in the bay area may shift only slightly. in congress the impact may be more dramatic. republicans stand to lose as many as four seats in congress mostly from the changes this southern california. the maps set up a potential battle in napa and miran counties. those political allies hold seats there. changes in the district borders could put them against each other in an election. cian said it could make the typically liberal leaning counties bend more moderate. don't expect that to happen without a fight. a congresswoman released a statement criticizing the proposal. she said the commission has dismissed its mandate and vialed its own guidelines.
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she said her suggestions are more in line with sonoma county from north coast communities. caroline tyler, abc7 news. on monday president obama will travel to north carolina to meet with his jobs council. he said he will work with them on steps the government can take to boost hiring in the private sector. >> one thing government can do is partner with the private sector to make sure every worker has thes in theness area skills for the jobs they are applying for. on wednesday i announced commitments by the private sector, colleges and the national organization of manufacturing that will make it possible for 500,000 community college students to get a manufacturing credentials that has the industry's stamp of approval. >> mr. obama also said the government is investing in the clean energy sector so new companies can create new job opportunities. >> an anonmissed bier will pay $2.6 million just to have lunch with billionaire investor warren
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buffett. he snagged the bid for less but decided to pay more to top last year's record. it goes to the glide foundation that serves the city's poor and homeless. buffett said he will talk about whatever the winner wants to talk about at a new york steakhouse. >> when was the last time you looked at a map to get to where you are going. we are dependent on gps these days but the old maps may come in handy because of an emerging problem with their high-tech replacement. david louie explains what is going on. >> satellite based navigation or gps has become a big tool for drivers and pilots who can chart their on ipads. but a new wireless network is being built. >> after ten miles or so they see jamming of the satellite signals and at around three or four miles a complete loss of fix so you don't know where you are anymore.
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>> a letter documenting these problems have been submitted to government regulate laytors. private pilot kevin morris said a jammed or lost signal could have serious consequences. >> it can be a matter of seconds before you are into a dangerous situation where you may end up hitting terrain or some type of obstruction. >> engineers say the interference may be due to the gps and the cell networks operating on adjacent frequencies. this is part after working group studying the problem and working on a a solution. it can't be solved simply by moving the cell networks to a different frequency. >> the radio spectrum is actually the most expensive, the most limited commodity. and it's not easy to find another location for these new services to operate in. >> they said interference could also lead to dropped cell falls. that's because gps is used to switch a conversation from one
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tower to the next. solutions will surface because better cell networks and reliable gps devices are both needed. >> the working committee's rot will be submitted to the federal communications commission on wednesday. pilots and others who rely on gps devices will be watching closely. in san jose david louie, abc7 news. >> the next phase of an $80 million widening project of highway 84 through niles canyon will not begin as expected last week. a judge has issued a temporary restraining order stopping the project for now. an environmental group filed it claiming it would damage the environment. cal tran said it's needed to increase highway safety. the temporary restraining order will remain in place until a hearing on june 23rd. warm weather coupled with a huge winter snowpack, means many are facing for possible floodings. a closed sign in this high
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country campground, it is threatened by the rushing waters of dinky creek. others campgrounds may remain open but you will see the snow on the ground almost made way through june. >> we had friends that were in the tent area and they had closed theirs down so we had to call to make sure this was still open. >> in yosemite many will gauge at raging waterfalls this weekend but if you recollect downstream they worry about the river overflowing its banks. all sorts of weather related stuff going on up there shortly after the snowfall stopped. >> we will see a warmup next week. but today a cool one out there. low clouds, fog. san francisco partly cloudy, the winds gusty at the coast. and the upper elevations. i will have the forecast for the weekend and the week ahead next. >> also ahead the bay area veterans who found a save haven at this east bay winery. [music playing]
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>> we take you to south lake tahoe, a live picture of the lake looking kind of overcast up there. you see some sun coming through towards the bottom left part of your screen. but most le overcast up there right now. still, of course the snow in the mountains. we will get more of the forecast here and maybe there in a few minutes. the arrival of warmer weather and lots of fuel from the wet wenter and spring equals higher fire danger. this weekend miran fire crews will be performing space inspections. they can make recommendations so homeowners can protect themselves against wildfires. and east dublin residents may smell smoke monday and tuesday. fire training exercises will take place on matigan road from each day from 8:00 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon. last year the fire crews got
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unexpected training when one jumped the containment line. some may get knocks on the door from the firefighters to warn you to close your windows and doors because of the smoke. lisa will talk about the conditions they will have and we will have. >> a little breezy. airport gusty winds and airport delays of 45 minutes. emeryville this morning, partly cloudy skies. temperatures anywhere from 5 do 7 degrees cooler. and good morning, san jose. 55 for you. 52 free mont with 54 in livermore. winds not only at our coast but around the delta concordero gusting to 25 miles an hour. but look at this up to 32 americans at the airport. that's perhaps why there are some delays. calm winds, though and gusty winds at the coast. it will be a school day at our
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beaches. we will look for partly cloudy conditions. a available of high clouds right now and also the low clouds. warmer tomorrow as the trough exits the area and a bigger warmup next week. really tuesday wednesday thursday, we are talking er 80s. but the deck of low clouds to the, anywhere from 25 to 2800 feet. but it's getting so deep it will next on out with all the wind today. upper 50s here with 60s elsewhere. some 70s toward santa rosa and the delta but the winds will offset some of the warming. er level trough to the north and west of us to allow for the cooler air across northern california today. with that we look for the sea breeze to check up today. especially along the coast and in the city today we will see some cool numbers and temperatures really held down throughout the entire state with the passage of the trough today. 85 fresno. mid-60s in the northern sierra
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and more snowmelting in the southern sierra. 77 there and 95 in palm springs. today more 60s, 70s in the south bay. 69 milpitas two. 73. in the pensins law upper 50s today. half moon bay with breezy winds and a cool s- out there. redwood city 68. partly cloudy and 62 today. the richmond district and in the north bay you will still have the breezy winds to stinson beach but a little warming as you head toward sonoma county. mid-70s there. 71 vallejo. berkeley starting out with the clouds and mid-60s with a breeze out there. upper 60s as you head further south and east from castro valley to free mont. the winds already gusty in the upper elevations of our valleys with 75 today this afternoon in pittsburgh. 3:00 today and about 70 in
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dublin. walnut creek warms to the low 70s. >> 72 dan rim. by the monterey bay, kind after cool afternoon here but we looking at 60 in monterey. the next couple days we are warming up, even at the beaches. low to mid-60s should do it. tomorrow afternoon we have about 3 degrees of warming bay and inland and then 80s come into the picture in our inland valleys monday. close to that around the bay tuesday and wednesday. so our first taste of some pretty warm weather for a couple days next week. >> that's going to feel good. >> ah-ha. >> lisa, thanks. >> laugh ishikawa lanes is helping many men make the transition to civilian life. vic lee as this morning's assignment 7 report. >> hand-painted sign directs to you the winery. lavish lanes is anything from lavish.
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this is on ten acres of bear land that will some day become a vineyard. >> this is the shored any. >> lavish lanes produces 3,000 cases of wine a year not bad for a start-up winery. it's scarlet red and gold-colored label gives you a clue about it's origins. they are the colors of the marines. >> i've been shot, blown up and stabbed. so i have had it all. but you know what? i'm still here. still alive. >> 25-year-old josh lane is a former marine who has done two tours of duty in iraq and was on the front lines. the fallujah invasion. he started his wine making business out of this old dusty bus. that was in the summer of '07 when he just got out of the marines. >> i was very small. we were only doing like 25 cases in there and then we slowly upgraded to a shipping container. >> from this shipping contanner lane saved enough money working as a plummer to move into the
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barn. and he his partners didn't know the first thing about wine making. but his girlfriend, who worked for a winery convinced him to open his own business. >> we basically learned from our own mistakes. we learned a lot from youtube. >> to cut costs, blaine manages other wineries and vineyards and in return they give him grapes to make his wine. for lane this is a family business, a business where he can take care of his military brothers and sisters. >> this is their safe haven and they are welcome here and i want them here. we are all on the same page. >> the walls of his tasting room are decorated with service flags, medals and photographs. lane's vision is to create jobs for veterans here where they can find the same kind of camaraderie they had in the military. so far he's hired about 30 vets. >> i was a former drug addict and homeless vet. >> tim chapman was a humvee gunner the army. he was treated for ptsd in a
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rehab program. working here is a new chapter in his life. >> i moved to livermore, started working for josh and going to college using my gi bill. >> chad, an unemployed navy veteran, became the production manager. >> it got me motivated to get off my butt and not be so, i don't want to say depressed, but i would just come in here and it was very uplifting experience. >> jeff emanual is the operations manager. he served in the air force. emanuele suffers from gulf war syndrome because of his exposh tower chemicals from burning oil fields. he says the vineyards are like a psychiatrist's couch. a place where veterans can talk openly about their issues. >> a lot of them have a lot of things they need to talk about but they don't talk to family memberly , definitely not spouses or moms and dads because they don't want them to worry. >> they can be having war issues or family issues, and either way
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they come here and they feel free. all their problems go away. >> lavish lanes is, of course, a business. it's also a place where veterans can get a second chance at life. vic lee, abc7 news. >> don't go away. 7 on your side is next. >> you pay in cash but can't get a refund until the company cuts a check? i'm michael finney.
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back. >> this little guy here was in new jersey ready to fly jet blue to oakland and visit his dad roosevelt senior. the bad weather hit and the flight was cancelled. here's the ticket showing that. >> i couldn't reschedule because the time he was coming it would have been up. he had to return to school so it would have made no sense to come for two days and go back. >> the visit was moved to july. so roosevelt senior figured he would go back and get a refund. he paid in cash but was told he would have to wait for the refund while a check was prepared and sent to his home. >> to me this is ridiculous. i went in and i paid cash and i have to wait over two months for a refund? >> it was only supposed to take two weeks. but things did not go smoothly. the check was sent, but to the wrong street address. it was sent to stone hinge rather than stone gate. roosevelt asked for a new check but it never arrived. roosevelt eventually contacted 7 on your side and we got a hold of jet blue. the mistake was fixed and a new
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check was sent right out, all for $436.70. >> i stayed on them, but to no avail. i didn't get my money. >> until he contacted 7 on your side. >> clearly jet blue was trying to refund the money, it just couldn't seem to get the job done and we helped cut through the red tape. and now the radios investments junior and senior, will be getting together next month. if you have a problem with an airline or anything else, let me know about it. go to abc7news.com. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> coming up next, the ultimate look ever the career of pablo picasso and the one thread that ties his work together from beginning to end.
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and all caged up] [staring at the fangs and fuzzy legs of 20 different species you will learn they are gentle giants that are not deadly to humans but they are still being kept in their cage however gentle they are. >> an exhibition of definitive works by the painter pablo picasso opens today. he's probably the best known artist of the 20th century. as you see from arts and entertainment reporter don sanchez, this exhibition is a significant collection. >> one look at gallery and you understand why pablo picasso was the most influential artist of the 20th century. his art covered an incredibly wide range of ideas. >> you are seeing the eye and hand and thoughts of a great living old master in his lifetime, sort of reinventing the definition of art. >> he was constantly reinventing his concept, his philosophy his style, right down into the 1970s.
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>> you see the work that provided influence to generation after generation of other art >> you could embrace it or reject it, but you had to deal with if. he was such a force in the art world. the history of his work is almost evolution itself. >> there are 150 on display here. it's all from a museum in paris. we get it here because the museum is closed for renovation. the exhibition covers every phase of his career over eight decades. and what is unique are these works picasso kept for himself. works he believed that would establish his legacy. even with these than styles there's a common thread. his image is in there somewhere. picasso always had to be center stage. >> the sense of self is what drove him to create and it also gave him the ability and power to see himself as a magician, a trickster.
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>> because he is, picasso is someone who alters the real world to create a new world of his own. the picasso masterpieces are shown through october 9th. don sanchez, abc news. >> and tonight something special. our special, picasso life, work and legacy airs after abc7 news at six tonight. spencer knows someone in powerful position to get to go to paris to check these things out. way to go spencer. >> partly cloudy conditions. the marine layer beginning to break up but the winds are gusty. a weak trough is to the north and west of us. that will allow for a stronger sea breeze, partly cloudy skies and a slightly cooler day today. high temperatures still below the average downtown at 62. 66 in oakland and breezy over the hills with 74 in concord.
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70 today in san jose. santa crews coming in in -- santa cruz in the 60s. look what happens tomorrow. not quite as breezy. numbers come up from 2 to 4 degrees. but then monday into the middle of next week we are talking much warmer weather with highs in the mid-and upper 80s throughout the middle of the week and the ener valleys still staying pleasant along the coast. >> and some do like it hot. >> yeah. >> thanks for joining us on the saturday morning news. the next newscast at 1:00 a.m. have a great day!
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